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Acronyms and abbreviations in English.

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components of a phrase or a word, usually individual letters. There are no universal standards for the multiple names for such abbreviations or for their orthographic styling.


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There are 244 terms in this directory beginning with the letter B.
B.C.
Before Christ

B.D.
banker's draft (Bankscheck)

B/E
Bill of Exchange (Wechsel)

B/L
Bill of Lading (Konossament)

B/P
bills payable (Wechsel zahlbar)

B/R
bills receivable (Ausstehende Wechselforderungen)

B2B
Business to Business.

B2C
Business to Consumer.

B2E
Business to Employee.

B2PA
Business to Public Administration (im e-Commerce)

B4
Before

B4N
Bye for Now

BA
1. Behavior Aggregate.
2. Bosnia And Herzegovina.
3. Brake Assist.

BAA
BAA PLC (Formerly Britisch Airports Authority)

BAB
Build A Bridge

BAC
1. By Any Chance.
2. Back At Computer.
3. Bacterial artificial chromosome.
4. Blood Alchohol Content.

BACMI
British Aggregate Construction Materials Industries (now merged with SAGA as QPA)

Bacteriol
bacteriology, bacteriologic(al)

BAD
Broken As Designed

BAF
Brain Already Fried

BAFO
Best and Final Offer (Contract Bidding)

BAG
Big Ass Grin

BAGMA
British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association

BAIC
1.Boy, Am I Confused.
2. Baltimore American Indian Center.
3. Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation.
4. Barring of All Incoming Calls.
5. Bay Area Internet Connection.

BAIK
Boy Am I Kind

BAK
Back At Keyboard

BAMA
British Automobile Manufacturers Association (USA)

BAMF
Bad Assed Mother fucker

BANANA
Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody

BAPPCO
British Automotive Parts Promotion Council

BAS
1. Big Ass Smile.
2. Brake Assystant System.

BASt
German Federal Highway Research Agency

BAT
1. Basic Acceptance Test.
2. Beat Auto Theft (ILLINOIS).
3. Best Avaulable Techniques.

BATRRT
Best Available Treatment, Recovery and Recycling Techniques (esp WEEE)

BB
1. Be Back.
2. Barbados.

BBA
British Bankers Association

BBAISR
British Bankers Association Interest Settlement Rate

BBB
British Business Bureau

BBF
Bolsa Brasileira de Futuros

BBFN
Bye Bye For Now

BBIAB
Be Back In A Bit

BBIAF
Be Back In A Few

BBL
Be Back Later

BBN
Bye Bye Now

BBR
Burnt Beyond Repair

BBS
Bullet in Board System; Be Back Soon

BBSL
Be Back Sooner or Later

BBW
Big Beautiful Women

BC
1. Be Cause.
2. Basket Case.
3. Before Christ.

BCA
Basic Credit Approval

BCAM
Bureau of Construction and Agricultural Machinery (China)

BCB
British Consultants Bureau

BCCEG
Business Climate Change and Energy Group (Government / Business Group)

BCCI
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry

BCDTA
British Chemical Distributors & Traders Association

BCF
British Coatings Federation

BCGA
British Compressed Gases Association

BCM
Body Control Module

BCMA
British Combustion Equipment Manufacturers Association

BCNU
Be See in You

BCS
Bus and Coach Section

BCWMA
British Car Wash Manufacturers Association

BD
1. Bangladesh.
2. Bahamas.
3. Basic Design.

BDSN
Berkeley Digital Seismic Network

BE
1. Belgium.
2. Break Even.

BEAMA
British Electrotechnical & Allied Manufacturers Assiciation

BECA
British Exhibition Contractors Association

bef.
before

BEG
1. Big Evil Grin.
2. British Engines Group.

Bel-20
stock index (Belgium, Brussels Stock Exchange)

Bel&Dr
(in the Apocrypha) Bel and the Dragon

Belfox
Belgian Futures abd Options Exchange

BERR
Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

BEV
Battery Electric Vehicle

BF
1. Boyfriend.
2. Burkina Faso.

BFBI
Brute Force and Bloody Ignorance

BFD
Big fucking Deal

BFE
altic Futures Exchange (UK)

BFFL
Best Friends For Life

BFG
1. Big Friendly Giant.
2. Big fucking Gun.
3. Big fucking Grin.
4. Big Fat Grin.

BFH
Big fucking Hammer

BFM
Big fucking Magic

BFMI
Brute Force and Massive Ignorance

BFN
Bye For Now

BFO
Beat Frequency Oscillator

BFOG
Blouse Full Of Goodies

BFPA
British Fluid Power Association

BFPDA
British Fluid Power Distributors Assiciation

BFR
Brominated Flame Retardant

BFT
Beaufort scale

BGP
Border Gateway Protocol

BGUTI
Better Get Used To It

BH
1. Better Half.
2. Bahrain.

BHC
Benzene hexachloride

BHO
Browser Helping Object

BHTA
British Healthcare Trades Association

BHW
Bulky Household Waste

BI
1. Burundi.
2. Brand India.

BIBI
Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity

Bibliogr.
(as label) in Bibliography; (in titles) Bibliography, -ical

BIBO
Beer In Beer Out

BIC
1. Back In Character.
2. Best In Class.

BICBW
But I Could Be Wrong

BICEMA
British Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers Association

BIFA
British International Freight Association

BIL
Brother In Law

BIMSTEC
Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation

BIMTA
British Independent Motor Trades Association

bio
biology

Biochem.
(as label) in Biochemistry; (in titles) Biochemistry, -ical

Biol.
(as label) in Biology; (in titles) Biology, - ical

BION
Believe It Or Not

BioRID
Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy

BIOYA
Blow It Out Your Ass

BIOYIO
Blow It Out Your I/O port

BIP
Business Information Publications

BIS
1. Bureau of Indian Standards.
2. Bank for International Settlements.

BISCC
British Iron and Steel Consumer Council

BIT
Built in Test

BITA
British Industrial Truck Association

BITD
Beaten It To Death

BIW
Body in White

BJ
Benin

BJA
Bureau of Justice Assistance (USA)

Bk.
Book

BKA
Better Known As

BKAM
Between Keyboard And Monitor

Bks
books

BL
Backlink

BLE(H)
Bonnet Leading Edge (Height)

BLTN
Better Late Than Never

BM
1. Bite Me.
2. Bermuda.
3. Benchmark (geodetic and topographical surveying).
4. Bending Moment (structural engineering).

BM&F
Bolsade Mercadorias and Futuros Exchange

BMA
British Medical Association

BMB
Bite My Butt

BMCS
Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

BMEP
Brake Mean Effective Pressure

BMF
1. Bad Mother fucker.
2. British Metals Federation.
3. British Motorcyclists Association.

BMI
Bloomington Illinois Airport code. Illinois,USA.

BMIHT
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

BMOC
Big Man On Campus

BMR
Bsal metabolic rate

BMRA
British Metals Recycling Association

BMTIPG
Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters

BN
Brunei Darussalam

BNA
1. Bureau of National Affairs (USA).
2. French Standardization.
3. Basle Nomina Anatomica.

BNC
1. British National Committee of CIMAC.
2. British National Corpus.

BNF
Big Name Fan

BNI
Batteries Not Included

BO
1. Bolivia.
2. Business Owner.
3. Business object.

BOC
1. But Of Course.
2. Board of Orthotists/Prosthetists Certification.

BOD
1. Biological oxygen demand.
2. Beware Of Dog.

BOF
1. Boring Old Fart.
2. Birdsofa Feather (Special Interest Group).
3. Birds of a Feather.
4. ( BoF ) - Bag of Features

BOHICA
Bend Over Here It Comes Again!

BOHS
British Occupational Hygiene Board

BOJ
Bank of Japan

BOK
Beer On Keyboard

BOL
Best Of Luck

BOLD
blood oxygen level-dependent

BOM
Business object model

BOO
Build Own Operate

BOOMFM
Bored Out Of My fucking Mind

BOOYFM
Bored Out Of Your fucking Mind

BOP
Birds Of Paradise

BOS
1. Big Orange Switch (Panic Button).
2. Base Operating System.
3. Best Of Show.
4. Best Of Security.
5. Bill Of Sale.
6. Balance Of State.

BOSCA
British Oil Spill Control Association

Bot. (as label) in Botany; (in titles) Botany, -ical Bp.
Bishop

BOTB
British Overseas Trade Board

BOTE
Back Of The Envelope

BOTEC
Back Of The Envelope Calculation

BPEO
Best Practicable Environmental Option

BPF
British Plastics Federation

BPM
Best Practicable Means

BPT
Be aumont/ Port Arthur Airport code. South Texas Regional Airport. Texas,USA.

BPTR
Best Practicable Throughput Rate

BQA
British Quality Association

BQF
British Quality Foundation

BQN
Code for the Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Airport. The name of the airport is Rafael Hernandez

BQS
Better Quality Service

BR
1. Brazil.
2. British Rail.

BRB
Be Right Back

BRBGTG
Be Right Back, Got To Go Pee

BRC
1. bioresource center.
2. Bulk Refuse Container.

BRDC
British Racing Drivers Club

BRE
Building Research Establishment

BREF
1. British Renewable Energy Federation.
2. Best Available Techniques.

BRF
British Road Federation

BRGDS
Best Re Gar DS

Brit.
(in titles) Britain, British

BRMA
British Rubber Manufacturers Association

BRO
Brownsville / South Padre Island International Airport. Texas,USA.

BRPA
British Recovered Paper Association (formerly British Waste Paper Association)

BRS
Big Red Switch

BRSCC
British Racing & Sports Car Club

BS
1. Big Smile.
2. Bullshite.

BSC
1. Balancing & Settlement Code (under neta).
2. Balanced Score Card.

BSEG
Big shite Eating Grin

BSFC
Brake Specific Fuel Consumption

BSG
Broad Sweeping Generalization; Big Smiling Grin

BSI
British Standards Institute

BSIQA
British Standards Institution Quality Association

BSL
British Sign Language

BSOG
Bus Service Operators Grant

BSP
Bulk Supply Point

BSRIA
Building Services Research & Information Association

BST
Black Standard Temperature

BT
Bhutan

BTA
But Then Again

BTAICB
But Then Again I could Be Wrong

BTAIM
Be That As It May

BtB
Business to Business (im e-Commerce)

BtC
Business to Consumer (im e-Commerce)

BTDT
Been There , Done That

BTDTGT
Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt

BTFM
Beats the Funk out of Me

BTFT
Been There, Fixed That

BTL
Biomass to Liquids

BtoB
Business to Business (im e-Commerce)

BTOBD
Be There Or Be Dead

BtoC
Business to Consumer (im e-Commerce)

BTP
British Transport Police

BtPA
Business to Public Administration (im e-Commerce)

BTSOOM
Beats The shite Out Of Me

BTW
By the way

BUAF
Butt Ugly ASC II Font

BUAG
Butt Ugly ASCII Graphic

BUGS
Bloody User Generated Symptoms

Bulg.
Bulgarian

Bull.
(in titles) Bulletin

BV
Bouvet Island

BVMA
British Valve and Actuators Manufacturers Association

BVRLA
British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association

BVSF
British Vehicle Salvage Federation

BVT
Build Verification Test.

BW
Botswana

BWCA
But Who Cares Anyway

BWI
British West Indies

BWQ
Buzz Word Quotient

bxs
boxes (Kisten)

BY
1. Bus Y.
2. Belarus.

BYKT
But You Knew That

BYKTA
But You Knew That Already

BYOB
Bring Your Own Booze / Bottle

BZ
Belize

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